How to Achieve Maximum Tool Life with Proper Maintenance
Want to make the most out of your investment in punch press tooling and
also help ensure the longevity of your machines? Here are a few simple
maintenance recommendations to follow.
Quality punch press
tooling is a significant investment for any machine shop. Without proper
maintenance, the precision and life of your tooling can suffer,
resulting in poor quality parts, higher tool replacement costs and lower
productivity. By following a few simple maintenance recommendations,
you can make the most of your investment and help ensure the longevity
of your tooling and machines.
WHY KEEP TOOLS SHARP? Regular
tool sharpening is essential to consistently producing quality parts.
When sharpening is neglected, the punching edge of the tool breaks down
more quickly. Dull punching tools can create problems like excessive
burrs, material waste, increased tonnage, tool chipping, breakage and
stripping problems. This will affect the quality of your parts, increase
tooling costs and reduce production performance. Sharpening tooling
regularly by small amounts ensures that the machine and tooling will
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